RDN/Generic.osx Trojan Horse Removal

George Herman
George Herman
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What is RND/Generic.osx

Trojan Horses are deeply feared by users. And with good reason. They manage to sneak on your device unnoticed with ease and infect the entire system without you noticing. The same thing applies to RND/Generic.osx. This virus belongs to the Trojan Horse category and is incredibly dangerous. It will take full control over your computer and do whatever it wants with the personal information you have stored there, all while wreaking havoc on the system and completely damaging your Mac.

How it is distributed

Before you start panicking that you’ve been hacked, you need to know that this Trojan does not operate like that. It’s just not that advanced. The only way it can find its way on your Mac is if you alone allow it to. This often happens without the user even realizing what is going on. Such virus can be found in email attachments, software bundles, fake updates, torrent files, unsafe websites, etc. It relies on your carelessness to penetrate and infect the entire computer system. Next time don’t be so quick to click on that ‘I Agree’ button and read the full Terms and Conditions text to get acquainted with the content of the software want to install on your computer. In a lot of cases, users don’t even notice that there is included additional software, which will get automatically get installed if you don’t uncheck the boxes next to them. Being cautious and trusting only official and reliable sources for your downloads is key to keeping your device virus-free.

How it operates

The RND/Generic.osx Trojan virus is a plague to have on your Mac. It has the power to corrupt the entire system and even further infect it with other types of malicious software. This Trojan is totally capable of installing dangerous software on your computer, modifying the Registry and deleting important files, without the need for your authorization. Your privacy will become non-existent, since it can easily steal any personal information and share it with third-parties. The Trojan may even allow hackers to spy on you – both physically and virtually. You may get monitored through your web camera and microphone. RND/Generic.osx can also trigger a chain reaction of errors and system crashes. Your internet connection will drastically decrease in speed, and the entire system will become sluggish. Lagging will become an obstacle for your everyday work on the computer. You’ll even experience difficulties to run a simple program normally. Browsers will freeze on startup and it is very likely that you’ll start to see the blue screen of death, until your Mac can no longer run properly and stops working altogether.

Staying safe from RND/Generic.osx

Here are some things you can do in order to keep your computer virus-free:

  • Pay close attention when you install third-party software, especially torrent files, so you don’t install shady additional applications that you don’t want. In most cases, that’s how malicious parasites are able to infect your computer;

  • Read any Terms and Conditions you see, so you know exactly what you agree to. The last thing you want is to unknowingly give permission to a nasty virus to infiltrate your Mac;

  • Follow links that lead to trustworthy sites only;

  • It is best to visit only reliable and official websites. You never know what dangers might lurk behind an unfamiliar site;

  • No matter how attractive an ad is, if you are not familiar with the website it redirects to, it might be best to steer clear of it and not click;

  • Don’t open email attachments from unknown senders. More often than not, such files carry infections that can seriously damage your computer.

How to remove RND/Generic.osx Trojan Horse from Mac

If you’ve had the misfortune of getting your Mac infected with the RND/Generix.osx Trojan Horse virus, the instructions below can help you to remove it manually. Here’s what you need to do:

1. First, start by finding all registry entries added by RND/Generix.osx and deleting them. You do this by holding down the Option key while looking at the Go menu in Finder to access the ~/Library folder. Find all related entries and delete them one by one.

2. Go to Utilities. You can do that by using the +⌘+U key combination, or going to Finder and choosing Utilities from the Go main menu at the top.

3. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it.

4. A list will be displayed. Find any processes that seem suspicious to you and use the ‘Force Quit‘ option to quit them completely.

5. Open Finder. Click on the Go button from the main menu at the top, and choose Applications. An alternative way is to use the +⌘+A key combination.

6. Look for any suspicious applications, especially ones with a name similar to RND/Generix.osx. If any are found, right-click on them and select the ‘Move to Trash‘ option.

7. Remove any related left-over files by going to Finder‘s search bar and typing the name of the app you want to remove. Make sure to modify the two drop down menus above to ‘System Files‘ and ‘Are Included‘, so that any hidden files are visible for you to remove. Once you find the files you want to remove, simply drag them to Trash.

8. All that’s left for you to do is remove any related extensions to RND/Generix.osx from your Mac browsers.

  • For Mozilla Firefox extensions:

    – Open the Firefox browser and from the ‘burger’ menu in the top right corner of the window select ‘Add-ons‘.

    – Select any suspicious extensions that may be related to the virus and click ‘Remove‘.

  • For Google Chrome extensions:

    – Open the Chrome browser and select Tools > Extensions from the menu (the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window).

    – Locate any suspicious extensions that may be related to the virus and remove them.

  • For Safari extensions:

    – Open the Safari browser. From the Safari menu choose Preferences. Select Extensions from the options at the top.

    – Find any extensions you think are related to the virus, select them and click ‘Uninstall‘. A new window will show up asking for confirmation. Click Uninstall again, for the extension to get deleted permanently from your browser.

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